CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS – FORT LAUDERDALE / MIAMI
Construction work in Florida can be at times quite dangerous. Construction workers are often interacting with oversized heavy equipment, powerful tools, ever changing weather conditions, and hazardous / toxic substances. Workers who are injured on the job in Florida may be entitled to (temporary disability benefits, medical expenses,etc. ) under the Florida Worker’s Compensation laws. In a construction work site accident, they may also be entitled to being a claim against persons/ companies responsible for their injuries.
Below are some of the other frequent causes of construction site accidents:
- Noise Damage
- Roof Falls
- Defective or Malfunctioning Equipment
- Welding Rod Accidents
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Electrocution Crane Accidents
Safety is quite often more times than less sacrificed on worksites to increase company profits. Working along side with safety experts, I generally find that in the case of an accident, regulations have been overlooked, ignored or even violated. Negligence of this kind can form a solid case for making claims for the injury or worse, the death of a worker. I have also find from time to time that some employers take advantage of cheap and unskilled laborers and have put those workers to work without the proper safety training or equipment. This can make for dangerous working conditions, with the potential for serious injury and or death.
Having proper knowledge of the federal and state safety regulations (such as OSHA) that apply to job sites is very important. If an accident has been caused by the a general contractor by way of maintaining an unsafe worksite, or a contractor who is not employing the injured person, a claim can be made.